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To help continue the search for Truth, Goodness, and Beauty, we have created the WISDOM Philosophy Club.

One of the primary principles behind the goals of the WISDOM Socratic Dialogue Online Program is to encourge and strengthen ongoing conversations among families and friends. For course veterans, we hope that dinner discussion may delve just a little deeper and be just a little more rigorous, and that your art of conversation will include more critical thinking and wit than before.

We see students whose desire for learning continues to develop more intentionally. It is for these students, inclined to keep the conversation going outside of class, that we were inspired to offer the Philosophy Club.

Please take a moment to read through the membership requirements below, and if you are interested in joining, please email Program Manager Nicole Noster: .

Club meetings take place on Mondays, 10 - 11:30 am in a WISDOM online classroom.

 

Requirements for Club Members

  • Members must have taken one Intermediate course before they join the club.
  • Members must have taken or are currently taking a WISDOM online course within the present academic year.
  • Club term will be on an academic year basis. Members can join at any time throughout the academic year, but will only be part of the club until the end of the academic year. Each new academic year will commence a new sign up period for all interested.
  • Members must agree to the Etiquette Guidelines. Removal from the club will occur if these guidelines are not followed.
  • Membership is free and voluntary; committed and regular club meeting attendance is strongly encouraged.
  • Readings will be chosen by popular vote, but will be subject to approval by the Program Director. Usually, no reading will be chosen which is currently being studied in the Online Program.
  • Club size will have a maximum of 20 members. First come, first served.
  • WISDOM graduates who were club members in their final academic year are welcome to 1 year of continued membership.

 

Leadership

Our PC leadership is currently helmed by Miriam Novotny and Gabriel Taranger, long-time WISDOM Online Program and Philosophy Club veterans.

Gabriel was homeschooled since grade one, and is a graduate of WISDOM. He is currently pursuing a B.A. in psychology from The King's University, with the goal of becoming a clinical psychologist. Gabriel enjoys studying philosophy and theology, particularly the existence of God, ethics, and morality. He also enjoys classical piano, reading, debating, chess, and nature. Gabriel had the pleasure of being a Philosophy Club member for many years, and now looks forward to joining fellow homeschoolers in the pursuit of truth as co-leader. He can be reached at: 

A proud WISDOM graduate, Miriam counts her homeschool education among her greatest blessings. She is an author who loves literature, theology, the medieval era, and the Liberal Arts. Her poetry and short stories have been published by StoryWarren, The Orchards Poetry Journal, and the HSLDA. Most recently she contributed to The Lost Tales of Sir Galahad, a book from Rabbit Room Press. She believes that true education should not only impart knowledge and encourage critical thinking; it should inform the worldview and develop the personhood of the student. This is what the Philosophy Club did for her, and she is excited to share this with others! Miriam can be reach at: .